American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA)

The world's largest composites industry trade group. It includes manufacturers, material suppliers, distributors, academics and end-users. It serve its members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials.

2000 N. 15th St., Ste. 250
Arlington, VA 22201 US

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ACMA praises America's Water Infrastructure Act
Section 1208 of the bill directs the US Army Corps of Engineers to study the performance of innovative materials like composites in water resources infrastructure.

Composites in infrastructure: IMAGINE that!
At the beginning of August, the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act was introduced to encourage research and use of innovative materials in infrastructure.

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CAMX 2018 exhibit preview
The fifth annual CAMX returns in 2018 to Dallas, TX, US, Oct. 15-18 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. CW offers this preview of some of the products, technologies and services you will find at the show. 

CAMX 2018 Preview
CAMX combines forces with IFAI for a big Texas Event.

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ACMA announces winners of 2018 Membership Awards
Each year, ACMA provides a platform for its members to be honored for their work to develop critical markets, advocate for composites and help make the industry successful.

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US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

Styrene ≠ polystyrene: An important distinction for composites
Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.

Interplastic announces winners of 2018 Scholars Award
Interplastic Corp. has announced the 2018 recipients of the Scholars Award sponsored by Interplastic Corporation in affiliation with the ACMA and the ICPA.

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Sustainable thermoplastics and additive manufacturing alliance forms in Colorado
Vartega, the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association and a group of industry and academic partners have founded an Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education (AMIDE) Alliance.

Can we achieve global standards for composites?
It is the relative lack of such standards that presents one of the highest hurdles to composites adoption, and also is incredibly difficult to address.

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

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People on the Move: May 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

Pultruded composites market growing, says EPTA
The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA, Frankfurt, Germany) has published an in-depth report on its highly successful 2018 conference, held in Vienna on March 1-2, 2018. The 12-page document, World Pultrusion Conference 2018: Attractive Long-Term Prospects for Pultruded Composites, is available to download from the EPTA website.

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ACMA launches online composites education resource
New online resource educates end users about the possibilities of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

Service & repair: Optimizing wind power’s grid impact
As wind farms surge into the electrical mainstream, a fast-growing industry works to maximize the service lives of the composite blades that harvest the power of the wind.

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Global Composites Conference announces call for papers
Final abstracts are now being accepted on subjects relating to the advancements and use of composite materials worldwide.

Time to submit your CAMX 2018 abstract
Now is the time to submit an abstract for an Education Session or Technical Paper for presentation at CAMX 2018.

CAMX 2017 a strong event
CAMX 2017 – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, concluded on December 14, 2017 in Orlando, FL, US. Despite having been postponed in September due to Hurricane Irma, the premier composites event in North America united 6,554 people.

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The markets: Construction (2018)
In the 21st Century, one of the more compelling human stories is the growing need for resources to house Earth’s expanding population, and the growing awareness that those resources are finite and, in many cases, increasingly scarce.

Overview of CAMX 2017
CAMX 2017 was postponed, the event’s quality was not.

Product Categories of American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA)

Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Education/Training
  • Market research
  • Regulatory compliance